Today, during the three-day European Cycling Coach Seminar of Special Olympics, it was announced that Flanders Classics, together with Special Olympics Belgium, will join forces to put more events for SOB-athletes on the calendar.
Flanders Classics, together with Belgian Cycling and Golazo, wants to make already existing competitions accessible for SOB-athletes by linking competitions for those athletes to already existing events and by integrating demonstrations into existing events. In this way, Special Olympics Belgium will become better known and the threshold for the inclusion of the 20,000 athletes will be lowered not only in the world of sport, but also in everyday life.
CEO of Flanders Classics Tomas Van Den Spiegel is enthusiastic about the project: "We are extremely proud to help support this initiative. Last Sunday we were able to see how the race captivates Flanders and by extension Belgium. With initiatives like this where inclusion is central, everyone gets the chance to not only experience but also to really taste that piece of sporting culture that is so typical of our society. We are looking forward to doing our bit to make our beautiful sport accessible to everyone."